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[movies]Sophia Wise 21January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia Wise speaks about her family background. As a child her mother sang Tumbalalaika, which she didn't realize was Yiddish until she took the January term Yiddish course at the Book Center. She speaks about her great-grandfather's Yiddish letters, which she hopes to be able to read. Sophia then goes into detail about growing up as a Jew in Orlando, Florida and her family's involvement in the Jewish community...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Childhood; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Music; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Orlando; Florida; Tess Wise; Holocaust Memorial Resource Education Center of Florida; USY; Kadima; United Synagogue Youth; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 724
[movies]Leonard Nimoy 15Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)
Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English.To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; West End; Boston; Massachusetts; Los Angeles; California; Russia; Ukraine; Maurice Schwartz; Janet Hadda; 1930s; 19940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; orthodox; Star Trek; Spock; Vulcan; science fiction
Downloads: 434
[movies]Velvel Pasternak 15Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Velvel Pasternak was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on August 15, 2011 at his home in New York. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Velvel Pasternak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Cedarhurst, NY, August 15, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/VelvelPasternak15aug2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Yiddish language; Music; song; singing; Press; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Religion and ritual; United States; Velvel Pasternak; sheet music; recrdings
Downloads: 221
[movies]Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman z"l, Yiddish poet and educator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 26, 2012 at Yidish-Vokh in Maryland.  This interview is entirely in Yiddish.To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Beyle Schaechter Gottesman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh, Maryland, August 26, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish speaker; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; Holocaust; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; America; United States; Childhood; Other languages; song; singing; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Family traditions; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish scene; Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Literature; Books; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Transmission; Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman; Bella Schaechter-Gottesman; Vienna; Czernowitz; Eliezer Shteynbarg; Bainbridge Avenue; Bronx; New York; New York City; Sholem Aleichem School; Yitskhok Nakhmen Steinberg; Yitskhok Nakhmen Shteynberg; Frayland Lige; Yidish Lige; Yiddishism; Yiddishist
Downloads: 228
[movies]Lorin Sklamberg 15July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 15, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Lorin Sklamberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 15, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Dance; Music; Klezmer; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Israel; Zionism; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Los Angeles; California; New York City; Michael Alpert; YIVO; KlezKamp; LGBT; feminism; Klezmer Conservatory Band; The Klezmatics; kapelye
Downloads: 12
[movies]Judy Kunofsky 11Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Judy Kunofsky was born in New York City to a secular family. She attended the Arbeter Ring (Workmen's Circle) as a child for four years. She moved to California after college and to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1972. After going to KlezKamp for more than a dozen years, she and colleagues decided to create a non-profit in the Bay Area to promote Yiddish culture and klezmer music. KlezCalifornia was formed in 2003 and is now a thriving part of the Bay Area Jewish scene...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Hebrew; Dance; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Rural; Travel; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Sukkos; Sukkot; Judy Kunofsky; Judith Kunofsky; KlezCalifornia; Dneiper River; Belorussia; Belarus; New York City; Brooklyn; Manhattan; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; California; KlezKamp; Chavurah; Kiev; Gomel Belarus
Downloads: 27
[movies]David Botwinik 13Decmber2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
David Botwinik was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on December 13, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Botwink Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 13, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Katsharginski; Bund; tsisho; Jewish Public Library; 1930s; 2000s
Downloads: 43
[movies]Alec Burko 12March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Alec Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alec Burko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 20...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Film; Israel; Newspapers; Press; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Theater; Radio; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Travel; Alec Burko; Leyzer Burko; New York City; Yiddish Forverts; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Jewish Theological Seminary; Hassidism; Folksbiene; WEVD; Nahum Stutchkoff; German
Downloads: 52
[movies]Diane Cypkin 8August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents’ lives in Lithuania and the vibrancy of pre-war Jewish life in Kovno (modern-day Kaunas). When the Soviets invaded Lithuania as part of their agreement with Nazi Germany, Diane’s father, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, conspired with his own workers t...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Kovno; Lithuania; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 26
[movies]Leon Madowitz 24June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Leon Madowitz, retired medical doctor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 24, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leon Madowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 24, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Leon Madowitz; Weilan; Poland; Germany; New York City; Czetsochowa; Rabbie Eleazar Ben Moshe Azikri; Betar; 1920's; 1930's; 1940's
Downloads: 6
[movies]Rita Licht Rosenthal 22July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Rita Licht Rosenthal, retired social worker, was interviewed by Nina Dabek on July 22, 2013 in Amherst, MA. In this interview, Rita speaks of her family background; how both of her parents emigrated to New York from Galicia. She talks of her early years growing up in the Bronx, learning Yiddish even though her parents spoke only English to her. Later, she speaks to her involvement in creating the Jewish Center and also her involvement in the Women's Movement, as well as transmission of Yiddishka...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Jewish culture, Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Urban; Rita Rosenthal; Oleska; Galicia; National Organization for Women; 1930's
Downloads: 8
[movies]Milly Guberman Kravetz 12Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Milly Guberman Kravetz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Milly Guberman Kravetz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Mildred Guberman Kravetz; Sholem Aleichem; Hillel; Social Work; Labor Zionism; Suburban; Malden MA; Boston; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; 1930s; 1940s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 26
[movies]Liba Augenfeld 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Liba Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Yiddish speaker; Yiddish language; Literature; Education; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; World War Two; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Urban; Anti-Semitism; Advice; song; singing; Holocaust; Jewish education; Zionism; Western Europe; Liba Augenfeld; Chaim Grade; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Poland; Bund; Warsaw; Lodz; Spanish Civil War; Polish; Russian; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Montreal; Talking Books Project; Abraham Karpinowitz; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Partisan; Vilna Ghetto
Downloads: 18
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 163
[movies]Motl Didner 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Motl Didner was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 17, 2013 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Motl Didner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 17, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Motl Didner; Association for Jewish Studies conference
Downloads: 12
[movies]Tony Michels 21March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Tony Michels was interviewed by Allie Brudney on March 21, 2012 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Tony Michaels Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 21, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/TonyMichels21march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Newspapers; Jewish education; Tony Michels; Stanford; Palo Alto; Madison WI; California; Mordkhe Schaechter; Avrom Nowerstern; Joshua Fishman; Cecile Kuznitz; YIVO; Stanford University; University of California Santa Cruz; Progressive Jewish Student Union; 1990s; Conservative; First Intafada; Surfing; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Socialism
Downloads: 83
[movies]Ilan Stavans 31May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Ilan Stavans, academic and writer, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on May 31, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Ilan Stavans is an Amherst College professor, a public intellectual, writer, and friend of the Yiddish Book Center. His family came from Poland and Ukraine. His grandparents emigrated from there to Mexico, where Ilan grew up. He goes into his identity struggles; learning to speak Yiddish and Spanish, and not feeling 100% sure of how to be Mexican and Jewish...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; United States; Latin America; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Travel; Mexico City; Mexico; Israel; United States; Nowe Brodno; Poland; Frida Kahlo; Irving Howe; Barry Muser; Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Mario Vargas Llosa; Bitakhon; Yiddishe Shule; Congregation B'nai Israel; Northampton; Massachusetts; Amherst College; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Bund; conservative movement; Universidad Autonoma de Mexico; Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana; Xochimilco
Downloads: 4
[movies]Martin Schiller 13June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Martin Schiller, a retired electrical engineer and Holocaust survivor, was interviewed on June 13, 2013 by Mark Gerstein at the Yiddish Book Center. Martin shared in rich detail his memories of growing up in the 1930s in the Polish town of Tarnobrzeg (Dzhikev). He describes the singing in his home, the celebration of various Jewish holidays, and prayer in the shul (synagogue). He remembers attending a cheder (religious primary school), the various foods prepared in his household, and his mother ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Purim; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Martin Schiller; Poland; Germany
Downloads: 7
[movies]Kalman Weiser 19December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Kalman Weiser was interviewed by Pauline Katz on December 19, 2010 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, MA. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Kalman Weiser, the Silber Family Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at York University in Toronto, begins by talking about his family background. Raised in Staten Island, in a Jewish, but not particularly religious, environment, Kalman heard Yiddish as a child, and knew that it was in some way tied to the identity of preceding g...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Kalman Weiser; Brooklyn; Staten Island; Toronto; New York; Rachmiel Pelts; Mordkhe Shaechter; Noyekh Prilutski; Max Weinreich; Bina Weinreich; York University; Yale University; Columbia University; University of Washington; Uriel Weinreich Summer Program; YIVO; Yidish Lige; University of Michigan; Yiddishism; Haredim; Modern Orthodox
Downloads: 95
[movies]Barnett Zumoff 4December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Barnett Zumoff was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 4, 2013, in New York City. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Barnett Zumoff Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, December 4, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/BarnettZumoff4december2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Press; Literature; Newspapers; Poetry; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Pesakh; Passover; United States; Summer camp; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Brooklyn; New York City; New York; Yosl Mlotek; Avram Sutzkever; Workmen's Circle; Arbeter Ring; Congress for Jewish Culture; Kultur Kongres; Forward Association; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; Jewish Daily Forward; Camp Kinderring; 1930s; 1983; 1980s; socialism; translation; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Sebastian Schulman 27Sep2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sebastian Schulman, Translation Project Coordinator at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Nina Dabek on September 27, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sebastian Schulman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Dabek, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, September 27, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Jewish community; Sebastian Schulman
Downloads: 7
[movies]Elie Adelman 23July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Elie Adelman, 2012 Steiner Summer Program student, was interviewed by Sara Israel on July 23, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Elie grew up in Springfield, Massachusetts in a Conservative Jewish home and attended day school. He later moved to Jerusalem to study Musicology and Politics at Hebrew University. He discusses his affinity for Yiddish as well as the way that it interacts with Hebrew in modern Israel...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Elie Adelman; Steiner Summer Program; Springfield MA; Massachusetts; Hebrew University; Jewish Music Resource Center; Musicology; Daniel Kahn; Geoff Berner; Jerusalem; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Music; Film; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Hebrew; Synagogue; shul; temple
Downloads: 5
[movies]Dolph Klainberg 3December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Dolph Klainberg, retired social worker, was interviewed on December 3, 2012 by Lynn Yanis at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Dolph Klainberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 3, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Dance; Music; Literature; Holocaust; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Dolph Klainberg; Adolf Klainberg; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; International Workers Organization; Workmen's Circle; Argentina; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 67
[movies]Christian Dawid 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Christian Dawid is a musician who grew up in Bremen, Germany. His mother was born in 1942 in Eastern Prussia, and was educated to become a teacher, but later became a sculpterist. His father, born in 1937 in Bremen, Germany, was a Protestant pastor. Growing up Christian was not exposed to Jewish culture, as he explains that Bremen had a very small Jewish population, and an even smaller display of Jewish public life...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Music; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Bremen; Krakow; Germany; KlezKanada; Weimar Klezmer Festival; Krakow Jewish Festival; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 147
[movies]Israel Milkow 18June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Israel Milkow, Retired IT professional, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on June 18, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Israel Milkow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 18, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Anti-Semitism; Shtetl; World War Two; Israel Milkow
Downloads: 4
[movies]Henry Dunow 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Henry Dunow, literary agent and son of Yiddish writer Moyshe Dluznowsky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Henry is the son of Yiddish winter (novelist, journalist, playwright) Moyshe Dluznowsky. In this interview, he spoke of his father; his history, personality, writing, physical appearance and how he was as a father. Our conversation often referenced parts of Henry's book The Way Home...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Tomashov; Poland; Paris; France; Morocco; North Africa; Emmanuel Mane-Katz; Chaim Grade; Maurice Schwartz; Moshe Dluznowsky; Yiddish Daily Forward; Forverts; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; secularism; Sephardic Jews; sephardi culture; French-Jewish culture; Vietnam war; parenting; father-son relations
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[movies]Michael Yashinsky 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Michael Yashinsky, stage director, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To Cite this Interview: Michael Yashinsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 5, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Other languages; Theater; Film; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Vienna; Germany; England; Detroit; Michigan; Ruth Wisse; I.J. Singer; Harvard University; German; Di Brider Ashkenazi; The Brothers Ashkenazi; Ladino
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[movies]Moishe Dolman 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Moishe Dolman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moishe Dolman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Moishe Dolman; Canada; Montreal; Yidishe Folks Shule; Jewish People's School; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Etgar Keret; Leftist Politics; Jacob Glatstein; Jewish Socialist Group; Translator; Translation; Immigration; Migration; Eastern Europe; Canada; Jewish community; Education; Jewish education; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Jewish Identity; Books; Newspapers; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Politics and political movements; Childhood; Theater; Klezmer; Israel; Music; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish revival and activism; Career and Professional Life; Urban
Downloads: 66
[movies]Rachel Rojanski 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Rachel Rojanski, Adjunct Associate Professor of Judaic Studies Judaic Studies at Brown University was interviewed by Rola Younes on December 17, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Rojanski begins the interview by sharing her family background. Her mother, from Kaunas (then the capital of Lithuania), grew up in a Yiddish and Russian speaking home before coming to Palestine in 1936, as a student of the Hebrew university...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Rachel Rojanski; Association for Jewish Studies Conference; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism
Downloads: 36
[movies]Alvin Becker 3Dec2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Alvin Becker, retired veterinarian, was interviewed by Rola Younes on December 3, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Alvin Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Rola Younes, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 3, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Jewish Identity; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; song; singing; Press; Radio; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; World War Two; Jewish education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Jewish holidays; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Zionism; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Santa Fe; New Mexico; New York; St. Petersburg; Russia; Glencoe; Illinois; Milwaukee; Wisconsin; Israel; Belarus; United States; Golda Meir; Maurice Schwartz; Lifetime Learning Institute; Bard College; Yidishe folk shule; Poalei Zion; labor zionism; habonim labor zionist youth; orthodox; reform; reconstructionist
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[movies]George Jochnowitz 15December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
George Jochnowitz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: George Jochnowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 15, 2013...
Keywords: United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Goshen; Brooklyn; New York; Baoding; China; Italy; Uriel Weinreich; Judeo-Italian; Judeo-Provencal; dialects; Jewish dialects; linguistics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
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[movies]Selma Gordon 12July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Selma Gordon was born in 1918 in New Jersey and lived in New York. Her mother was from an orthodox family and was quite religious; her father was a free-thinker and was not interested in the religious traditions. He had a desire for her to learn not only to speak but to read and write Yiddish, so he sent her to a Yiddish shule. She had a rich cultural life - music, theater, film, art - both Yiddish and secular...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Film; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Selma Gordon; Lodz; Manhattan; Brooklyn; Bronx; Hashomer Hatzair; 1918-1928; present; Hashomer Hatzair; Zionism; Orthodox; Reform; Conservative Judaism
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[movies]Charles Corfield 5july2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Charles Corfield begins his interview with a briefing on his limited knowledge of his family's lineage. With two parents from Wales, Charles remembers his life in the newly developed, liberal democratic, and diverse town of Win Garden City in the United Kingdom. His life growing up was very secular, and he remembers the tolerance of his community. He reminisces about how the town's shul was built next to the Friend's meeting house, as one of many examples of his town's common ongoings...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Western Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Assimilation; Travel; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; ultramarathon; runner; running; technology; England; Cambridge
Downloads: 66
[movies]Lyber Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Lyber Katz is the grandfather of Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Lyber moved from New York City to Moscow at age 4½ and lived there for ten years. He commented on the exceptional education he received there and the climate of anti-anti-Semitism he encountered - that is, anti-Semitism was strictly punished. He spoke about visiting cousins in a shtetl in Tolochin, Belarus, and what life was like there...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Freiheit; Communism; Russia; Ukraine; Poetry; Pogroms; Europe Pre-WWII; Immigration; Politics; Family History and Stories; Yiddish Language; Migration and Place; Political Movements; Shtetl; Anti-Semitism; Belarus
Downloads: 73
[movies]Ken Binyomen Moss 6June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Ken Binyomen Moss, Director of the Jewish Studies Program and Assistant Professor in Modern Jewish History at Johns Hopkins University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Ken grew up in New Jersey and was introduced to Yiddish through his Jewish Studies classes in college. He spent three summers at YIVO's summer intensive program in New York with famous Yiddishist Mordkhe Schaechter...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Israel; Zionism; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Yiddish scene; Books; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish education; Urban; Ken Binyomen Moss; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; California; Baltimore; New Jersey; New York City; Israel; Mordkhe Schaechter; I.L. Peretz; Johns Hopkins University; Davke; 1990s; 2000s; Conservative; Schaechter School; Avrom Novershtern; Pripetshik; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Joshua Fishman; Gella Fishman; Anne Eakin Moss
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[movies]Eugene Orenstein 26August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Eugene Orenstein, Associate Professor Yiddish and Modern Jewish History at McGill University in Montreal, was interviewed by Pauline Katz at KlezKanada on August 26, 2011. Eugene Orenstein begins his interview with an extremely detailed account of his parents’ life in Poland. The third son of Jewish immigrants, Eugene’s memory has captured many of the stories his parents told him growing up. Eugene carefully details the stories behind both his mother and father’s life, how they were sweeth...
Keywords: Yiddish language; Jewish education; Yiddish around the world; Old Country; Eastern Europe; kheder; Yeshiva; Warsaw; Poland; roots/heritage; Social-Zionists; poverty; pogroms Immigration; Migration; World War I; New York City; Bund; United States; Anti-Semitism; Polish army; Soviet Russia; Communism; Bolsheviks; Cuba; quota system; Marxist; cooperative housing; immigrants; Bronx; New York; Jewish religion; Scholem Aleichem schools; Arbeter Ring schools; Shul Nummer Eins; Summer camp; Yiddish scene (U.S.); Camp Kinderland; History; childhood; Books; Literature; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Education; Family traditions; Canada; Assimilation; Jewish community; Transmission; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish culture: other; McGill University; Montreal; Montreal Public Library; Yiddish revival; activist; Jewish studies; advice; Scholarship; Academia; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc
Downloads: 138
[movies]Victoria 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Victoria was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Victoria Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/Victoria26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Travel; Other languages; Victoria; Vilnius; Lithuania; Israel; Shmuel Bak; Samuel Bak; Vilna Gaon; Jewish Museums; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; Russian; Lithuanian; Hebrew; Jacques Lipschutz; Vilna; Vilne; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Paul Buhle 22March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Paul Buhle was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 22, 2012 in Madison, Wisconsin. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Buhle Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Madison, WI, March 22, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBuhle22march2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Klezmer; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Israel; Zionism; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Paul Buhle; Comics; Oral History; Aaron Lansky; Champaign Urbana IL; Illinois; Wisconsin; Madison; New York City; NYC; Bronx; Miami Beach; Boston; Somerville MA; Providence RI; Brown University; Students for a Democratic Society; Oral History of the American Left (NYU); 1960s; 1970s; Labor Movements; Civil Rights; Communism; Socialism; Marxism; Republican Party; Atheism; Continuity; Maurice Kish; Baruch Rivkin; Harvey Pekar
Downloads: 40
[movies]Avia Moore 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Avia Moore was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 14, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Avia Moore Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 14, 2011. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/AviaMoore14dec2011YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Theater; Dance; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; Religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Yiddish language; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Russia; Vancouver; England; Weimar; Jeffrey Shandler; KlezKanada; 2000s; Bund; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 41
[movies]Paul Berg 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Paul Berg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Berg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/PaulBerg26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Latin America; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Love/Relationships; Yiddish speaker; Bronx; New York City; New York; NY; NYC; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; San Diego; Mexico; Paul Berg; Michigan; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 44
[movies]Leo Melamed 13December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Leo Melamed, child survivor of the Holocaust and former chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Glencoe, Illinois on December 13, 2012. This interview contains some Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Melamed Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Glencoe, Illinois, December 13,...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Pesakh; Passover; Leo Melamed; Bialystok; Poland; Russia; Lithuania; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Chicago; Groser Shul; Bund; Capitalism; Leninism; Socialism; Yidishism; Antizionism; Chicago Market Exchange; Dina Halpern; Avrom Sutzkever; Vladka Meed; Benjamin Meed; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Jewish culture; Yiddish; ybc; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 15
[movies]Fira Bramson 2August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fira Bramson, former bibliographer of the Judaica collection of the Lithuanian National Archives, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 2, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Fira spent her childhood and young adulthood in Kaunas, Lithuania. Both Yiddish and Russian were spoken in her home. When the Nazis invaded Lithuania, Fira and a group of her school friends fled across the border to the Soviet Union...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Russia; USSR; Aaron Lansky; Max Weinreich; Lithuanian National Library; YIVO; Bibliography; Bibliographer; Archivist; Archive; Library
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[movies]Arnold Friedmann 08Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Arnold Friedmann, Emeritus Professor of interior design at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1925 into a bourgeois German-Jewish family. Arnold's parents both came from solidly middle-class backgrounds, although he claims that his mother was "more" middle-class. Arnold attended the reform Gymnasium (high school) in Nuremberg, where he was the first in his class...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Literature; Books; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; Arnold Friedmann; Nuremberg; Jerusalem; Tel Aviv; Palestine; Egypt; Fuerth; New York City; Amherst MA; Freiburg; Finland; Henry Kissinger; Sholem Aleichem; I.B. Singer; I.L. Peretz; Mendele Moykher Sforim; Aaron Lansky; Royal Army Ordinance Corps; University of Massachusetts; Pratt Institute; Adolph Hitler; 1930s; 1940s; Liberal; Reform; 2000s; Habonim; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 32
[movies]Anthony Russell 9Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Anthony Russell was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 9, 2013 in Oakland, California. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Anthony Russell Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Oakland, California, January 9, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AnthonyRussell9Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center, Anthony Russell; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish. advice; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; hebrew; theater; music; literature; career; professional life; education; religion; ritual; yan kippur; high holidays; United States; Canada; KlezKanada; roots; heritage; anti-semitism; urban; travel; YIVO; singing; song; Yiddish autsong; opera; public library
Downloads: 20
[movies]Laurie Weinberg 12Aug2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Laurie Weinberg was interviewed by Hillary Ossip on August 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Laurie Weinberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hillary Ossip, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 12, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Jewish Identity; Childhood; Immigration; Migration; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Laurie Weinberg; military
Downloads: 85
[movies]Israel Bartal 19Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Professor Israel Bartal was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking n...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Jewish community; Shtetl; Hebrew; Yiddish scene; Israel Bartal; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Tel Aviv; Kibbutz; Socialism; Socialist; Army; Jerusalem; Hebrew University; Six Day War; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 62
[movies]Henry Slucki 15January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Dance; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Other languages; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Career and Professional Life; Henry Slucki; Paris; France; Barcelona; Spain; Montauban; New York City; Cuba; California; Los Angeles; Itzik Manger; Sholem Community Organization; Child Survivors of the Holocaust Organization; Yiddishkayt LA; California Institute of Yiddish Language and Culture; Camp Kinderland; Yidish Kinder Teater; Yiddish Children's Theater; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; Communism; Communist Party; Hitler-Stalin Pact; Spanish; French; Secular; Veltlekh; Doikayt; Esperanto
Downloads: 25
[movies]Yuri Vedenyapin 14july2010 Yiddish Book Center
Yuri Vedenyapin - Yiddish teacher at the Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Internship program. To cite this interview: Yuri Vedenyapin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hadas Margulies, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 14, 2010. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/YuriVedenyapin14july2010YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Steiner Summer Internship Program 2010; Yiddish; Yiddish education; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
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[movies]Clare Burson 10July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Clare Burson was interviewed by Pauline Katz on July 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Clare Burson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Pauline Katz, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 10, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Clare Burson; Tennessee; Memphis; Nashville; Providence RI; Brown University; Cologne Germany; German; Brooklyn; New York City; Yiddish Book Center Internship; Conservative; Reform; American South; KlezKamp; Six Points Project; Tenement Museum; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Synagogue; shul; temple; song; singing; Yiddish language; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish community; Other languages; Holocaust; Music; Klezmer; Travel; Eastern Europe; Yiddish revival and activism; Summer camp; Career and Professional Life; United States; Western Europe; Transmission
Downloads: 27
[movies]Ben Zion Shenker 3July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Ben Zion Shenker, a world-renowned composer of nigunim (wordless melodies) in the Modzitzer Hasidic dynasty's tradition, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on July 3, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Ben Zion was raised in a musical home. His father was a cantor and he was considered a child prodigy by many. Throughout his career, Ben Zion has appeared on WEVD Yiddish Radio and has composed and recorded many niggunim which are used throughout the Orthodox world...
Keywords: Jewish education; Music; song; singing; Radio; Israel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; United States; Ben Zion Shenker; Modzitzer; Choir; Composing; Cantor; Khazn; WEVD; Mizmor L'David; Nign; Niggun; New York; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 67
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